Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Cannabis, Opioids, and Harm Reduction

May 6, 2021
3:00 pm–4:30 pm ET

This training address cannabis use, is it safe? Why do patients find it useful? Is there benefit to medical cannabis? Can cannabis mitigate the opioid crisis? This training will address benefits and harms of cannabis and CBD.

PLEASE NOTE: This training will be held over Zoom.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


The Harm Reduction Series is designed to provide caregivers and providers with information on best practices for caring for individuals who are actively using substances. The education series will teach ways to expand the treatment continuum to include engaging and keeping people safe when they are actively using substances including alcohol, opioids, stimulants, and tobacco. The series is designed for a broad range of audiences and each module will be presented with an expert from the community to provide insight regarding strategies for engagement and implementation.

This training will address cannabis use, is it safe? Why do patients find it useful? Is there a benefit to medical cannabis? Can cannabis mitigate the opioid crisis? This training will address the benefits and harms of cannabis and CBD. 

Intended audience

The entire multidisciplinary team providing treatment for substance use disorders in an office-based setting as well as anyone in a clinical or non-clinical position that is interested in learning about harm reduction.

Guest Speaker

Peter Grinspoon, MD Cannabis Specialist and Health and Wellness Coach


Peter Grinspoon, MD

Peter Grinspoon, M.D. is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. He is a board member of the advocacy group Doctors For Cannabis Regulation. He is a Contributing Editor to Harvard Health Publications. He spent two years as an Associate Director of the Massachusetts Physician Health Service helping physicians with addiction and mental health issues. He is the author of the memoir ‘Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction’.


Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services.

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.50 hours to all RNs who attend and complete the evaluation. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide 1.50 CE Credit Hours.

Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA) grants 1.50 LMHC CE Credits to LMHCs that attend this activity.

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OBAT TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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